Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Quinoa



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

4 hours, 15 minutes; 10 minutes active



This is one of our High Five recipes, made from five main ingredients or less. Simplify your life with more delicious High Five recipes.

With the magic of jerk seasoning, this simple slow-cooker dish takes on a spicy island vibe. Chicken thighs simmer with the quinoa, infusing the grain with flavor as they become fall-apart tender.


The High Five (Four!)

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups chopped sweet potatoes
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Pantry Items

  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (if needed, depending on salt in jerk seasoning)


  1. Put quinoa, stock, sweet potatoes andĀ jerk seasoningĀ in the crock of a slow cooker and stir to mix well. Nestle the chicken thighs down into the quinoa.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Uncover and taste; everything should be tender and fragrant. Add salt if needed. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestion

Carry a Caribbean theme through the entire meal by serving with crispy, sweet fried plantains and fresh pineapple.

Nutritional Information

570 calories, 10 g. fat, 75 mg. cholesterol, 750 mg. sodium, 73 g. carbohydrate, 10 g. fiber, 28 g. protein